Stuffed vegetable barquettes

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Stuffed vegetable barquettes

Main Serves 4 1h
An extremely satisfying meal in one. Perhaps serve with some crusty bread to mop up the juices.

Ingredients

  • 50g cooked ham, finely chopped
  • 350g minced beef
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • 4 small squash, peppers or courgettes,cut in half, most flesh removed
  • 2 tbsp each butter and olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 25g bacon lardons
  • 4 tbsp passata
  • 250ml dry white wine
  • 50g breadcrumbs

Method

Prep time: 15 min
Cooking time: 45 min
  • Step 1

    Mix the ham, beef, parsley, egg and 2 tablespoons of Parmesan. Season and fill the veg shells.
  • Step 2

    Heat the oil and butter in a pan, and gently cook the onion, garlic and lardons for 10 minutes. Add the stuffed vegetables (skin side down) and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Step 3

    Mix the wine and passata and add to the pan. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Step 4

    Mix the breadcrumbs with the last tablespoon of Parmesan and sprinkle over the barquettes. Grill for 2-3 minutes until the top begins to brown.
  • Step 5

    If you don't have a grill, switch your oven to maximum, cut the cooking time to 20 minutes, after which you sprinkle on the breadcrumbs and bake for a further 10 minutes. Spoon over the cooking juices and serve.